Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status
From our private database of 18,800+ case briefs...

Trinity Industries, Inc. v. OSHRC

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
16 F.3d 1455 (1994)


Trinity Industries (Trinity) (plaintiff) manufactures tanks and pressure vessels in its Sharonville, Ohio plant. A Trinity employee at the plant filed a formal complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) alleging a number of safety hazards. Trinity refused to grant OSHA permission to inspect its facility. OSHA sought an administrative inspection warrant from a federal magistrate judge, arguing that the Trinity employee’s complaint met the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (Act) and that the Act required a special inspection in this instance. Trinity ultimately agreed to allow OSHA to view its safety and health records. Based on its review of these records, OSHA calculated a lost workday injury rate of 13.6. OSHA safety specialists and industrial hygienists then inspected the Sharonville facility, and recommended the issuance of one set of health citations and one set of safety citations. OSHA issued five citations alleging numerous violations of the Act, all of which Trinity contested. The matter came before a federal appellate court.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Martin, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 499,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.

  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.

Here's why 499,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 18,800 briefs, keyed to 985 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Questions & Answers

Have a question about this case?

Sign up for a free 7-day trial and ask it

Sign up for a FREE 7-day trial